2016 is a big year for GODIVA Chocolatier. The Godiva story began in 1926, when the inspirational Belgian chocolatier Pierre Draps created his very first pralines. This year, Godiva is proud to celebrate 90 years with the launch of a new limited-edition collection that celebrates the brand’s roots while continuing to craft the future. The collection is both sweetly nostalgic and at the cutting edge of chocolate and design innovation. Featuring eight of GODIVA’s most iconic chocolates (one for each decade since the company’s inception in 1926), the collection is completed by the brand new ‘Egérie Noir,’ a contemporary creation of the smoothest raspberry ganache, delicately balanced with essence of rose petals, and encased in rich, dark Belgian chocolate. Each creation is a precious taste of history and has it’s own fascinating tale to tell.
Both the filling and the shape of the Egérie Noir shell are exciting new creations – a testament to GODIVA’s innovative flair. The delicate rose and raspberry flavor is one that will play an exciting part in the chocolatier’s anniversary throughout the year.
Additional chocolates available in the US for the first time include the Noblesse (1959) and Nippon (1972). The Noblesse is based off a traditional Italian recipe of rich hazelnut praliné that is skillfully blended with smooth milk chocolate. Taking its inspiration from the brand’s arrival in Japan, the Nippon has a dark and milk chocolate center combined with elements of hazelnut praliné and puffed rice.
Belgian artist Oli-B, famed for his bold and vibrant work, was commissioned to redesign the iconic gold box. The young Belgian created a tableau of vibrant colors that captures the energy of fireworks.
Rounding out the 90th Anniversary collection and the raspberry-rose theme are the Raspberry & Rose Chocolixir and Raspberry & Rose Soft Serve, which will include elements of both flavors. The collection will also include a limited edition truffle box, to be released in September.
The limited edition Gold Anniversary Collection is now available in U.S. stores and GODIVA.com in boxes of 9 ($20) and 18 pieces ($36).